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Nugget/Amarillo hop combo
« on: September 08, 2010, 08:50:32 PM »
Any thoughts on this combo for an american amber?  I've got the malts down (and not really looking to change them):
80% Maris Otter
15% Honey Malt
5% Crystal 60
a touch of choc wheat

what I used the first time for this beer:
.5oz nugget 60min
.5oz hallertau 40min
.5oz riwaka 30min
1.5oz riwaka 1min
.5oz amarillo dry
.5oz simcoe dry
.25oz perle dry
.33oz sterling dry

my buddy is not quite the hop lover I am and am thinking of this:
.5oz nugget 60min
.5oz amarillo 15min
.5oz nugget 0min
.5oz amarillo 0min

5gal batch

Opinions?  I had also thought of northern brewer or willamette, but I like nugget and I like amarillo and think the combo would be nice.  Anyone tried the nugget/amarillo combo?

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Re: Nugget/Amarillo hop combo
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2010, 10:55:31 AM »
Nugget is a fine bittering hop, but it can be slightly rough as an aroma/finishing. That being stated, I don't think a 1/2 oz. will affect the outcome much. Personally, I'd either just use the Amarillo or add some Willamette in place of the Nugget. Just my 2-cents!  ;)   
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Re: Nugget/Amarillo hop combo
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2010, 12:07:30 PM »
Yeah I should have mentioned/asked if anyone had experience using nugget as a finishing hop. 

I've used willamette and northern brewer as finishers, just thought of trying something else.  Was trying for a spicy/floral & citrusy combo.  Perhaps EKG?  Not very american there...




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Re: Nugget/Amarillo hop combo
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2010, 01:51:23 PM »
How about a Mt. Hood/Amarillo combo for finishing?  Might get you what you're looking for.
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Re: Nugget/Amarillo hop combo
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2010, 05:51:08 AM »
I just bottled an IPA with nugget at 60 min boil and amarillo at 20 min, as well as an oz of amarillo dry hopped.  Aroma was wonderful when I was bottling.  Will let you know how it turned out in a couple weeks.
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Re: Nugget/Amarillo hop combo
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2010, 06:50:28 AM »
I just bottled an IPA with nugget at 60 min boil and amarillo at 20 min, as well as an oz of amarillo dry hopped.  Aroma was wonderful when I was bottling.  Will let you know how it turned out in a couple weeks.

Just saw this, Thanks.  I'll look forward to hearing about it.
Not sure when I'll get to brew this, but it's next on my list.  Just gotta find some time.  Finally cleared some fermenters so I've got the space...

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Re: Nugget/Amarillo hop combo
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2010, 10:45:16 AM »
I think it's a great combo.  I brewed 10 gals. of an IPA that was a combo of Nugget, Bullion and Amarillo and loved the results.  Killed one keg and have another in line.  I plan to enter it in a couple of upcoming competitions.  Recipe linky: http://www.homebrewchatter.com/board/showthread.php?11351-Gold-Nugget-Bullion-IPA   
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Re: Nugget/Amarillo hop combo
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2010, 11:35:50 AM »
thanks for the input.  some space cleared up so I'm gonna get the ingredients tonight and brew it tomorrow after work.
I think I will try my initial thought:
.5oz nugget 60min
.5oz amarillo 15min
.5oz nugget 0min
.5oz amarillo 0min

never know if you don't just brew it and try.

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Re: Nugget/Amarillo hop combo
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2010, 03:27:44 PM »
I have used that exact combo a couple of times.  I'm betting you'll like it ...  :)
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Re: Nugget/Amarillo hop combo
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2010, 06:35:57 AM »
did in fact brew it after work on friday and the airlock smells great.  can't wait to see how it turns out.

thanks for all the opinions